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Got Garden Questions? Ask the Garden Coaches!
Whether you're a dedicated container gardener, a first-timer or a serious gardener, we're here to be your Garden...
Almost May
Spring is late... at least in New England. I have just returned from a quick trip to Cape Cod (to ride bikes and eat...
What's growing in your garden at the end of April?
In spite of this misery of rain that has battered us this month (the rainiest April on record here), I'm pleased to say...
Back Yard Garden
I have been busy lately! Too busy to blog, and even, horror of horrors, too busy to work in my beloved garden. But...
Surprises in the Spring Garden--Any to Report?
Thank goodness for the little surprises of the spring garden--with this relentless rain and the resulting muddy mess,...
Mother's Day
Here's the note from a neighbor I found under my door on Mother's Day morning. "Happy Mother's Day!...Don't worry about...
Growing Figs in Vermont: Spring Fever
We've reached the turning point--the fields and woods have shrugged off their winter torpor and are decking themselves...
Planting Soup
To the chagrin of our college age sons who don’t enjoy change on the home front, we have just taken out an overgrown...
Are you harvesting anything from your garden yet?
First thing I do every spring/summer/fall morning (even in the rain) is head to the gardens and orchard to see how...
Edible Landscaping: Planting for Beauty and Taste and Nutrition
I've been wondering about my flower gardens lately--asking myself why I put so much energy into those lovely blooms...
Memorial Day
When I was a child, we planted the entire vegetable garden at once, over Memorial Day weekend. Finally it was warm...
More on Container Gardens: The Urge to Grow Our Own Food Wherever We Live
I'm just back from a visit with friends in Los Angeles. They are fabulous, caring cooks (one worked in some of the...
Four Fabulous Italian Vegetables To Add Variety to Your Table
So much of what I grow could star in any manner of Mediterranean meals--tomatoes, of course, and basil and oregano,...
Minding the Gap: The Gardener in Mid-June
Also published in the Addison Independent and at Open View Gardens. I’m trying to break a bad gardening habit. I’m...
Summer Solstice in the Garden
I grew up with a mother who gathered wildflowers and herbs on the summer solstice to dry over the year for burning the...
The Lovely Lettuces
Believe it or not, my mother wanted me to carry a large head of lettuce for my bridal bouquet. “It would be beautiful...
Still Time to Plant? Absolutely!
About this time of summer--with July 4 weekend heading our way--many gardeners feel a subtle shift in their...
Ten Tips to Help Ease Gardening Fatigue
My sister-in-law is about to come down with a bad case of mid-summer gardening fatigue. I can sense it creeping up on...
Starting a Garden in Midsummer
Lately I've been meeting more and more almost-gardeners--they think about gardening and talk about gardening. Because...
At the Market: It Looks Great, but It's not Organic...
When I travel, I seek out farmers' markets and food shops as much as museums and historic sites, hoping for the unique...
Late July Musing: Hanging onto Summer While Heading towards Fall
Yesterday the wind blew hot and surly across the tall field grasses. Today the dog days of midsummer pool around my...
Treasures in the Dirt: Root Crops
Every early morning I tour the gardens to see how everything fared through the night--did a resident deer or rabbit...
The Garden's Fullest Moment (or...Do We Have to Eat Beans and Tomatoes, Again, Tonight?)
This is the moment in the year I live for--when the garden spills over its edges--the winter squash running about the...
The Foolish Gardener: Learning the Hard Way… Again
I stopped growing corn a few years back. For good reason. It takes up precious garden real estate and inevitably...
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